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arabic for me visit arabic don't call. one tunnel bay prison turns twelve and the military celebrates with an information blackout on whites activists and all their banners all the annual march on the white house. view a vision see they cut in cash and compact it to as world countries say they too poor to take part in the flashy new peon song contest. also iran to score some points in the west as the e.u. praises the progress of new kid talks while the white house defense to iran and sanction mind to senators. and anger over a child from his seat in the u.k. as a new report finds war than a million precious students have given their fingerprints so they can eat in the school canteen all for a library book. in
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love with us here on a r t international you with me to mom with say first human rights activists lawyers and journalists standing shoulder to shoulder and preparing to march on the white house with one demand shut down guantanamo bay saturday is now the annual day of action used to protest twelve years of indefinite detention at the war on terror prison and i'll g.'s honest as it should have been a report age has a mellowed one tunnel one bit. hidden on a tropical island a symbol of promises made being far from promises kept will leave an appalling black mark in the history books unless the people who advocate for its continued
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existence when and if they win then i. suppose that civilized values that america has will be gone forever twelve years ago the us brought to guantanamo its first detainees of the war on terror the us and powerful sections in the ruling class of the us want a place that openly defied international law it's a decision that's been made that they want to display a place that we can treat people however we want to whenever we want to the to be is poured into the bag scandal surrounding torture and force feeding mass hunger strikes of desperation and dozens of suicide attempts that hasn't been something that has been an issue since i have been here in a facility that has long stopped making sense if it ever did spike the rhetoric it really isn't about national security or prisoners being so dangerous that they can't possibly be released and therefore that can't be true out of seven hundred
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seventeen nineteen ease held at guantanamo in these past twelve years only seven have been convicted and sentenced we have seen eleven prisoners released between august and december last year compared to just five men in the whole of the previous three years so it's movement but it would be unwise to think that you know we're nearly there there are hundred fifty five. and seventy six of those men were cleared for release the us struggling with what to do with them and then even bleaker future still ahead for the other seventy nine prisoners facing the abyss of indefinite detention. because they were somewhere. somebody where the innocent or guilty is not our job right after a majority of detainees went on. hunger strike last year obama's administration was pushed to make baby steps again marred by double standards and overlooking the law international treaty obligations mean that we shouldn't be sending people back to
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countries where they face the risk of a treatment of torture this followed in some cases but completely ignored in others two men were recently sent to algeria amid grave concerns of possible persecution on the ground the guy who was arclight jamila bey as he at the end his whole adult life basically in europe and in canada and there was really no reason why college educated guy was fluent in german and english and french and i should be sent home . and probably trapped there unable to emigrate because of the stigma of the future of some of those released over the years even more questioned and increasingly grim as media claims surfaced that the cia might have reportedly been engaged in recruiting some of the prisoners as double agents in exchange for freedom our job here is to do the safe legal humane and transparent care and custody of the detainees while an alleged tug of war between the president's will to shut the prison and congress resisting this is officially used as an excuse to avoid simply
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closing the place down despite obama's personal promises to do so i think the only reason he can get away with that is by portraying it really as a credit mess you know as if this was somehow harder to do now that it was five years ago he was the president but politicians human rights organizations legal experts and common sense have called for an end to the struggle of guantanamo prisoners in america's self-made mess of the last twelve years it's already so hard to clean up reasons to keep it around are likely to breed more anniversaries to come and stacy churkin are to me. in terms of transparency and twenty four teams off to a murky start for one ton a month washington is trying harder than ever to control the information coming out of the prison but snippets still leak out here's the. his letter from shaquille a matter the loss of british inmate at one ton a month in it he describes the humiliating and degrading searches inmates are forced to undergo just to make a phone call to their lawyers now one tonne of more has also failed to dampen his
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spirits and he does make a number of corpse about the guards going out of their way to search even inmates gena tell us media benjamin co-founder of the code pink antiwar group says what's happening in guantanamo amounts to psychological torture let's remember these people have been held now for twelve years imagine in your own life for twelve years we would be like we received today a note from one of the prisoners shakur amr who is a citizen of britain has been cleared for release for years now and his know it was heartbreaking because he said that what he really misses most is having played a part in the lives of his children his youngest child was born on the day that he arrived in one town and low he has never even seen his youngest child this is mental torture for these prisoners will be covering the march on the white house as
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it gets under way later on for that on r.t. international. the list of bags taking part in the europe's biggest and flashiest singing contest has been confirmed and it's getting shorter by the year economic troubles are forcing country after country to jump the eurovision ship as our. reports. good bit of knowledge represented russia at the u. revision song contest in twenty ten despite only coming eleventh he describes his participation as a major highlight which propelled him to new heights our audience grew very very much many people get to know us and so they began to come to our concerts it was great. music experience because it was a concert on the great greatest. auditory that i could ever
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imagine. from drag queens to hellish creatures and some of europe's brightest talents one of the world's most watched t.v. programs the eurovision song contest brought fame to the likes of celine dion and julio iglesias however votes have not always been spread purely for it is to qualities say researchers from switzerland actually he's given us a measure of specie international relations are there. to european countries he's measuring the show show us the and its culture and then he sees in french in what will be their market and it's this nation in twenty two and three weeks after angela merkel pushed for creation of the european financial stability facility to bail out collapsing economies a german teenager was crowned the euro vision's winner. but ironically it's the europe wide financial turmoil which is now threatening the whole existence of the contest in twenty eleven when financial turmoil was already raging in europe eurovision saw
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a peak participation of forty three countries next year poland and armenia withdrew from the contest in twenty thirteen they were joined by boss near turkey slovakia and portugal this time caray share serbia bulgaria and cyprus have also jumped off the eurovision ship. and that list could expand as many simply cannot afford to take part in the future circus that is euro vision like cyprus where roughly. every fifth person is unemployed i'm not an expert on the euro region and white what's happening i'm describing the situation in cyprus and i'm not surprised that this decision has been taken given the fact that. you know in other domains i'm talking about health education culture the show's bosses say there's nothing to worry about we refresh the format and continue to do so whenever needed to keep the euro vision song contest the most popular pan-european entertainment t.v. show but at this rate of countries dropping out of the competition there would
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likely have to invent something very soon to keep europe's longest running song contest from losing its voice. reporting from moscow. not only has eurovision been losing contestants is budget has also been on the decline in two thousand and ten always spent fifteen million euros as that one up to twenty two million in two thousand and eleven for germany when they hosted in two thousand and twelve sweden only spent twelve million and that budget this year is also going to be cut well then half again only five million euros when it comes to europe raising money off financial guru meds cause always has a shop word and in the latest program he's on hand with a lesson in what i'm grandma those aren't special twist. because it doesn't go to the word of the year by the american dialect society after the humble conjunction
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exploded with new grad medical possibilities in twenty thirteen ben zimmer chair of the new words committee of the american dialect society said no longer does because we followed by or of for cause now one often the c. ters flee worded rationales like because science or because reasons you might not go to a party because tired america losing amp are because lazy j.p. morgan paying yet another multi billion dollar fine because criminal yet another wedding party getting it wrong because us about the department of justice losing faith in a value bitcoin because concern troll the n.s.a. spying on every single person on earth because just because. the e.u. says very good progress has been made in talks with iran on implementing a nuclear deal that was agreed in november and iran itself insists on not standing
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issues have been resolved but there is positive signals been counterbalanced by an internal rolla across the atlantic the white house senators who support a bill proposing further sanctions or risk pushing america into war. explains. it was just a few months ago inside the united nations headquarters where the presidents of iran and the us laid groundwork for new and positive diplomatic relations however the historic success achieved over the past four months may soon be significantly compromised if not destroyed by america's own lawmakers according to reports fifty nine u.s. senators are now backing a new package of unilateral sanctions aimed to increase pressure on iran for its nuclear program this means that the senate is just one vote away from the sixty needed to pass most legislation with the house of representatives which is already showing strong support for economic pressure against tehran according to reports
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the legislation would blacklist several iranian industrial sectors and threaten banks and companies around the world with being banned from the u.s. market if they help iran export any more oil now the provisions would only take effect if tehran violates the six month interim deal or lets it expire without a comprehensive nuclear agreement now u.s. president barack obama has vowed to veto the bill if it makes it to congress but the problem is if the senate actually achieve sixty seven votes it could override a presidential veto the obama administration says additional economic restrictions could threaten a historic diplomatic opportunity with iran that's been cementing over the past few months let's remember in november world powers reached an interim deal with to iran over its nuclear program and negotiations on a final agreement are still underway not only will more sanctions compromise the success that's already been made but the white house says it will ultimately make
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a potential war with tehran all the more likely oddly enough at least sixteen democrats are supporting new sanctions sadly if president obama's historic diplomatic. progress with iran comes crumbling down it will be due in part to members of his own party reporting from new york marina r.t. . senators backing the new sanctions bill claim it will serve as an insurance policy in for the nuclear talks but jamelle on the policy director of the national iranian american council thinks this is nothing but a pretext well something much worse they claim that this is not a violation of the interim deal it is a violation of the interim deal the deal says no new sanctions this imposes new sanctions there's a lot of word games being played but really it comes down to these senators don't want to see a deal they don't want to see
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a diplomatic solution they view this as their way or the highway either. iran completely capitulates potentially you have a regime change or something like that or the united states is going to go to war and i think that probably president obama and the u.s. negotiators would rather be focused on go sharing with iran to get a nuclear deal rather than having to negotiate with hardliners in the senate just to protect the nuclear deal that he's already achieved so he's in a very tough spot and i think this really undermines the position of the united states going into those negotiate negotiations because it conveys his message that the president is not in control of his own foreign policy. violence escalates in iraq as the government tries to push terrorists out of key that's coming up as thousands flee the bloodshed some americans who fought in the country say the violence is now rooted in a society ripped apart by war. and a wing and a prayer for romance led to the solemn we need the people hosing down and cleaning
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have you with us here on t.v. today i'm sure. you're watching r t international i'm to be on with say at least ten people were injured in ukraine's capital kiev as anti-government protesters clashed with police . among those wounded was the country's former interior minister who is now an opposition leader in the country demonstrators blocked you know in force when buses on growth in the capital they threw rocks at the recalls and tried to spray the offices they were angered by called truly three actually this in jail for six years each exactly this were allegedly planning a terrorist act to blow up
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a monument. to. more than a million children in the u.k. have had their fingerprints taken by the schools as a form of identity a new report states and it's thought of the parents of almost a third weren't even asked for their consent is laura smith that looks at what critics say is a worrying attack on chopper you see. gone are the days when the only time you'd be off your fingerprints is if you were suspected of a crime nowadays they're starting them young at school to be precise research shows more than a million schoolchildren have been fingerprinted and their biometric data use to identify them for things like cash free lunches checking attendance and what library books they're borrowing it is controversial the big brother watches particularly worried about schools having access to this information and the car particularly when it's been collected without parents' consent and absolutely so it
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seems that over a million children in a single academic had this information collected so i think it's really necessary for schools to be transparent especially when it's related to very sensitive personal information what's your solution and obviously parental consent should be sought how can we make sure for example that this data is discarded once children leave school well the first stage in terms of ensuring that the right procedures are taking place was updating the law to say that parents absolutely have a legal guarantee that their consent should be sought and also children have to be incorporated into the process as well not always public education process to teach them the importance of questioning when writing on information but also to understand just what's happening within the system in the school itself the figures show forty percent of secondary school pupils have been targeted and thirty one percent of schools didn't see parental consent so as they go back to school after the festive break children are handing over sensitive personal data in many cases
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not knowing that they're within their rights to refuse and big brother watches main concern that an entire generation of children will grow up conditions to think that's normal. china shapes up and ships out become the world's largest exporter of glutes overtaken the u.s. with more than four trillion dollars worth of trade crossing its borders take a look at the number crunching at i t dot com. and protesters demanding justice for three thirty women murdered in paris and last year have been unceremoniously hosed away from in front of the french embassy in istanbul you can find the pictures online. if the squawking disaster rome is besieged by swarming flocks of birds who leave their telltale mark wherever they go so are cheesy go to be scared of when to find out what the weird and wonderful tactics people they are using to clean up the slippery streets. role
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model one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world a popular destination for lovers or enthusiasts history addicts and. being with councils it all falls on top of cars roads and on pedestrians it's very slippery too as we get tons of complaints. birds hundreds of thousands of starlings which migrate to rome from the north every year leaving their mark as they go. shovel cargo every year this same we're surrounded by a show. the city annually spends tens of thousands of euros tackling the flying
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menace is species a special operation in itself careful it's so dry it's very difficult to clean it off these birds are worse than vandals it's like they're angry with me personally. but the real mission takes place at sunset dressed in protective gear and armed with a loud hailer scientists storm the bird's favorite sleeping spots and this irritating noise is none other than a recording of other stories making a sound which warns of approaching danger the goal is to scare the feathered foes to less populated areas. eg i mean we took the idea from science books it works great but only for short periods of time. but even when they do manage to scare the birds usually they just move to other residential zones and always come back at sundown. of course was heard issue isn't the worst problem a city has to deal with but any case. those waiting to be inserted see here unless
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you have a megaphone it may be a good idea to grab that little girl grew up in the forecast is a career. she rolled. to other stories making headlines are wrong the world's a shooting an opposition rally in thailand's capital bangkok has killed one person and left seven injured goodness a say it happened during a scuffle between two groups of people one of which is made up of anti-government demonstrators the country is in the midst of a political uprising with tens of thousands demanding the resignation of the prime minister who they accuse corruption. fierce fighting between iraq you special forces and militants in the anbar province have reportedly caused at least forty thousand people to flee the neighboring to neighboring regions silence has been escalating as the government tries to regain control of the two key cities in the area including for
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a new job to get into the hands of al qaeda affiliated find roscoe point he is a former u.s. marine and he thinks the u.s. led invasion has helped or why didn't the sectarian gaps in iraq you society. i think the reason that there's discontent in iraq right now is because of the u.s. led occupation put in place a lot of structural injustices that are the root of all the violence in iraq right now one of the results of the occupation of iraq was that the sunni community. became a very marginalized targeted group within iraq so this is the root of a lot of the fighting in on by province right now i think for the u.s. government to continue arming the rocky government to facilitate their internal oppression of various ethnic minorities within the country i think that would be very immoral on our part and i think it would be even more immoral for us to send troops to participate in this repression. hundreds of people have reportedly fallen
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thinking they you was a massive chemical spill into a west virginia river the incident has led to an indefinite ban on tap water for around three hundred thousand people who have been affected across my county's people have been empty shelves of drinking water with authorities unable to confirm when the contamination will be dealt with. on r.j. international now a look at local fishermen under threat in west africa and if you're watching from the u.k. it's a spot nick with george galloway. there are many internal battles in society liberals and conservatives will never agree on gun rights or abortion but there is one battle that is often more generational than anything the battle for school uniforms teachers argue that uniforms eliminate
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a big distraction in the classroom and break up the caste systems that can evolve at school between the cool fashionable kids and the ones who can barely afford lunch like me in my younger years but teenagers will scream uniforms crush their freedom of expression and that they have a right to express who they are their individuality who has the right to dictate to them what to wear the thing they don't realize is that if the school doesn't tell them what to wear that big corporations and m.t.v. will all the cool individuals who dress alike and blindly follow all the trends are just obeying corporate marketing instead of their parents yeah for some reason it is bad if the school punishes you for dressing improperly but if the cool kids make your life a living hell for not wearing the right brand of shoes well that's all well and good for some reason hey look at it this way school uniforms are cheap which leaves more money for parents to buy you video games being individual in your actions and not a fake individual in trying to clothes but that's just my opinion. as
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you need to do because when it has to do with illegal immigration the immediately send frontex to us see bill it is for them it's a day when they controlled us in a water was as if a new colonization were taking place close to a mere experiencing. military called the patient of the oceans when they want to combat drugs in america or asia they find the means to do it and. if they really want to combat illegal fishing they have the means to do read you they have the airplanes to photograph but they have the patrols to stop them from fishing in our seas. because they are shrinking our country and what is more
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serious. they are destroying our fishing resources and marine wealth for. the europeans regulation. which is slowly acquiring a global day bench and a worldwide effect has been implemented only for a year now the regulation seeks the source of the profit if we manage to put a stop to profit making the legal fishing will stop and the only way to do that is to seize all. imports to europe. also has deposits in marine life deposits in january imported to europe must be a certificate which credible to certify people that they are not the product of
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illegal fishing and that they have been caught according to the regulations. if the. voting illegal fishing certificate is good and. official legally have networks that bypass all this. allow them to sell in the european asian and north american market fish that has been caught illegally in the consumer from. north america or asia or europe will not distinguish in the markets. knows the fish is good but if it is been fished illegally or not that does not concern the consumer but this is not easy and the european union is doing all it's good but don't forget that this is just another player on the global chess board and less.


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